Sunday, January 1, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Swirly Bird Edition
Happy New Year! Here it is, the first days of 2017, and we are all ready to play with our toys :) 
Oh, Swirly Bird, how versatile you are! And you have such nice coordinating dies, oh my! Are you ready to see a whole pile of fun ideas to use with this set? We are about to inspire you all! Who doesn't need a little January jumpstart into creativity?!

For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.

If you are following along in order, you arrived from the fabulous Dawn Tidd's blog! Love her stuff!!

After all of the holiday and winter cards I have made lately, I really felt like making something fresh and floral. And I wanted to use the Colour INKspiration challenge: Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, and Bermuda Bay. I will admit I did not think these would do well together. But it turns out to be quite lovely, it I do say so myself 😁
  1. On a 4"x5¼" panel of watercolor paper taped down to a board, I applied clean clear water to the whole panel. Then with ink squeezed out of the inkpad onto the lid, I applied a color was of Mint Macaron and used the Heat Tool to dry it. 
  2. Then I stamped the flowers and leaves using Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Mint Macaron on the watercolor panel and inside a Mint Macaron card base. 
  3. Use Embossing Buddy on the watercolor panel. Stamp the inner swirl in Bermuda Bay on the largest flower on the watercolor panel, then quickly add Clear embossing powder and heat set.
  4. Next I stamped the sentiment from the SAB set, So Very Much, in Versamark and heat embossed in Copper. And I added the second portion in Bermuda Bay under the large "thank you". 
  5. Stitching around the watercolor panel gives it a nice finishing touch, then the panel is adhered to the card front with dimensionals. All done!

I am so glad I bought another container of the Copper embossing powder because I am going to run out of the first container very soon!

This card came together very quickly, and I may have to make a few more to send out for all of the lovely gifts, and visits, we had this holiday season!

OK, this is not the card I had in my head when I entered my crafting area! I was going to use the little bird, but that is as close as it gets 😏 That being said, I love this card! It was another of those ideas that just pops in your head and demands to be created. Right now. Blame it on the spatter stamp.

I kept the dimension down to one layer here, and carried the branch to the inside also. Do you recognize the sentiment set? It is Here for You. It is a must-have for all kinds of sympathy/encouragement cards with slightly salty phrases. And I think a lot of us are at least slightly salty 😜

The little swervie stamp can be used for the kite string, or to build a branch.

A little close up for detail. The droppings are stamped in Versamark, then White heat embossed. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and Clear heat embossed. The Brickwall embossing folder came in handy here. And the bottom edge of the white panel? That is made with the swirly wavy lines!

That is all I have for you today, but I think I will have to go back and create the card I inttended to create before Dirty Bird popped in 😏

All of the supplies I used for these projects are listed at the bottom of this post, if you are interested.

And now it is time to check out the talented Bruno Bertucci's blog, he is sure to WOW you!

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HJ said...

Cute, fun card today. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Callahan said...

I love the soft swirly flowers as a backdrop with that beautiful embossed sentiment! Pretty card!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh wow! You have inspired me - two things I need to do 1) Crack open my Copper Embossing Powder and not be so lazy when it comes to heat embossing. 2) Stitch on my cards more often. I love your card, Tanya and here's an official CONGRATULATIONS on getting on the Artisan Design Team. Wooo hooo! Thanks for the shout out for Colour INKspiration. I was surprised those colours would actually work but they do. The second card made me smile.

Robyn said...

I have struggled with this set. Love your card...thanks for inspiring me!

Robyn said...

I have struggled with this set. Love your card...thanks for inspiring me!

Kelly Kent said...

Love both your cards but the bird poop really made me laugh! Great work on some diverse ideas with this set! Kelly x

Linda Callahan said...

I am back for a look at number two! And am I glad I returned......this card just made me laugh! Totally fun!

Heidi Baks said...

Ha, that dirty bird is quite funny! I love the layout you used. And the combo of watercoloring and stitching in your first card is very striking!

Twila said...

Too funny! Love the dirty bird card. Good thinkin'. Also love your first card, nice and srpingy.

Unknown said...

Awesome cards. The THANK YOU card is gorgeous and the perfect card to start out the new year.

tonilea said...

I would never have thought of that bird poop but it is super cute and perfect for some occasions. Great great great job!!! You deserve a medal!!!! So CREATIVE

Carrie E said...

Dirty bird! 🤓😂 Genius!

Bruno Bertucci said...

i love these projects Tanya!

Dawn Tidd said...

Two super fun cards! I love that big 'ole Thank You embossed in copper and your pretty bouquet on the first one. The second one is just too cute and make me giggle!

Nikki Spencer said...

Lol!...I just spat my coffee..:0) That is the best use of this set, teamed with that sentiment it's perfect! xx

tonilea said...

I cannot get to Mike Funcke's site to see the next person on the hop. Everytime I try to go there I get a message, Threat has been detected. Who is after him on the blog hop? I would really like to see these cards. I love that set but have not used it very much. This bird card is my favorite!

WebDeb said...

Pretty sure I've never seen instructions on how to simulate bird poop with stamping supplies! That is very fun and could be appropriate for lots of occasions! But your first card simply makes my heart sing!

inkyfingy said...

Lovely colour combination, tfs...Dixx

Mike said...

Tanya, the gold embossed 'Thank You' is the perfect touch to that card. Is the Artisan title new? I didn't notice it until today. Congrats!


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